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DJ Sliqe Bags MMA16 Nomination for Best Hip Hop Album and Premiers Bay2 Music Video on VEVO

DJ Sliqe

Award winning South African superstar Disc Jockey, DJ Sliqehas bagged a highly sought after Metro FM Music Award (MMA16) nomination in the hotly contended categoryBest Hip Hop Album. DJ Sliqe’s MMA16 nomination comes off the back of premiering the music video for his killer track, titled Bay2 featuring AKA, Yanga and JR off his newly released album Injayam Vol.1.

Following the release of his debut album Injayam Vol.1 DJ Sliqe kicks the year off with clean visuals for the catchy, chart-topping Summer single Bay2.

Watch DJ Sliqe’s music video for Bay2 here:

DJ Sliqe’s single Bay2 is available on iTunes and other digital platforms here: https://SonyMusicAfrica.lnk.to/jD6E9

DJ Sliqe made history in 2016 when he became the first hip-hop DJ to win a South African Music Award (SAMA).Rising above the rest in the “Best Remix” category with his hit track Do Like I Do ft. L-Tido, Riky Rick, Kwesta, Nadia Nakai, Reason and the late hip hop heavyweight Flabba.

DJ Sliqe’s fourteen track album Injayam Vol. 1 includes collaborations from SA’s hip-hop superstars; Kwesta, AKA, Okmalumkoolkat, JR, WTF, Riky Rick, Yanga, Blaklez and Ginger Trill among others.

Known for making hits, DJ Sliqe has a presence in the hip hop scene that knows how to get the right attention and hold it for long enough to leave a lasting impression which has made him one of the most sought after DJs in the country.

Make sure you request Bay2 on your favourite radio station and follow DJ Sliqe on social media.

Connect with DJ Sliqe:

Facebook: DJ Sliqe
Twitter: @Sliqe
Instagram: @Sliqe
YouTube: http://smarturl.it/DJSBay2ViD

 

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Van Damme hit maker Mroza to host celebration event this Saturday

Mroza

Newly signed Mabala Noise artist, Maskandi music sensation, Sithembiso Fakude popularly known to the public as Mroza, is set to host a public event at Kwa Hlabisa in KwaZulu Natal this Saturday, 14 January 2017, to celebrate the recent success of his hit single titled Van Damme, which was voted as both the SABC and Ukhozi FM’s Song Of The Year.

The celebration event will be supported by Ukhozi FM and the line-up will include various other Maskandi artists such as Thokozani Langa, Mdumazi and Mkhathazi to mention a few.

In a report released by the SABC for the Summer Song Of The Year 2016, the breakdown of votes for artists nominated for the campaign showed that Mroza won by a staggering 43 836 votes, beating out the likes of King Monada’s Ska Bhora Moreki and Babes Wodumo’s Wololo ft Mampintsha.

The success of the hit single Van Damme has taken the South African music scene by storm and has left many fans wanting more, it has also catapulted the Maskandi artist into stardom and speaks volumes of the impact his signing to power house entertainment label, Mabala Noise, has had on his career.

The Van Damme hit maker will rerelease his 7th studio album titled Kwakhala Nyonini under Mabala Noise.

“The song is about motivating people to have a never-die attitude when facing challenges, like how Van Damme always over comes hardships and never dies in all his movies” expresses Mroza.

With his authentic Maskadi sound and the backing of Mabala Noise, Mroza is definitely a musicians to look out for this year.

 

 

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Mabala Noise Entertainment presents The Donaldson Dam Annual Picnic Explosion taking place on 1 January 2017

Mabala Noise Entertainment

Entertainment powerhouse, Mabala Noise Entertainment, presents its signature event, The Donaldson Dam Annual Picnic Explosion taking place on Sunday, 1 January 2017 at the Donaldson Dam, Westonaria, Gauteng. The show starts at 12 noon till 2am the following morning. Doors open at 10am.

With a star studded line-up of some of SA’s hottest MCs and biggest musical acts of 2016, this is definitely an event not to be missed.  People interested in attending the show are encouraged to purchase tickets now to avoid disappointment as no tickets will be sold at the venue.

Tickets are available at your nearest Pick ‘N Pay or online at Webtickets here: https://www.webtickets.co.za/event.aspx?itemid=1465708952

Ticket pricing is as follows:

Early Bird – R120
Second Phase – R150
VIP – R400

*Cooler boxes are allowed at R50 a cooler box. No glass bottles allowed.

The heavyweight line up for The Donaldson Dam Annual Picnic Explosion includes the likes of Somizi, Mbali and Kay Sibiya as MCs and performances by Nasty C, Riky Rick, AKA, Cassper Nyovest, Duboiz, LeAnne Dlamini, Gigi Lamayne, Mafikizolo, L’Vovo, Pro Kid, Letoya Makhene and Major League DJz just to mention a few.

This premium signature Mabala Noise Entertainment show will set the standard for New Year’s Day events to come and has a lot of surprises in store for people attending.

Get your tickets now and start 2017 off with the best entertainment South Africa has to offer and educational messages.

Connect with Mabala Noise:

Mabala Noise Entertainment

Facebook: Mabala Noise (https://www.facebook.com/mabalanoise)
Twitter: @Mabala_Noise
Instagram: @Mabala_Noise
Website: www.mabalanoise.co.za

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The Kings Of The Weekend, SPHEctacula and DJ Naves usher in a new era of sophisticated clubbing with the launch of their new nightclub

The Kings Of The Weekend, SPHEctacula and DJ Naves

South Africa’s favourite dynamic DJ Duo, SPHEctacula and DJ Naves, add club owners to their already impressive resume with the opening of Icon Soweto in Pimville Square this festive season.

Today marks Icon Soweto’s official launch party with a string of launch events to come in the New Year. Thando Thabethe will be the hostesss tonight and patrons can expect music from the Kings Of The Weekend, Mo Flava and a classic headline performance by Thebe to name a few. Come experience all that is Icon Soweto in Pimville tonight. Doors open at 9pm

Icon Soweto is a project that we have been silently working on for almost 2 years now. We’re extremely excited, together with our partners Stephane Cohen and Sameer Wadwha from The Moloko Group, to finally share this new jewel of the night with the country and we look forward to re-landscaping the night life scene in Soweto and bringing new business and employment opportunities to the urban township” share the Kings Of The Weekend, SPHEctacula and DJ Naves.

Icon Soweto is open on weekends and certain special occasions. Make sure to get your taste of sophisticated clubbing in Soweto and support the latest business endeavour by The Kings Of The Weekend.

For more information about Icon Soweto: Call +27 (79) 7966471.

Get The Kings Of The Weekend latest single I Do I Do on any of the below platforms:

iTunes – http://apple.co/2ebpzhQ
Deezer – http://www.deezer.com/track/133497228
Google Play Store – http://bit.ly/2dhkn9C
Soundcloud – http://bit.ly/2dhlaHT

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Maftown Heights spiced up by KFC shares what to expect on the night

Maftown Heights 2016

All roads lead to the 7th annual Maftown Heights festival spiced up by KFC taking place this Friday, 25 November 2016, at Mary Fitzgerald Square, Newtown, Johannesburg from 15h00 till 03h00.

The Maftown Heights annual festival is supported by partners playing a key role in the South African urban youth landscape such as headline sponsor KFC, inception media partners: Channel O and YFM, Absolut, Vodacom NXT LVL, Liberado and PowerPlay. Here’s what you can expect from the various partners on the night.

KFC

Social Village:

A chill area which is accessible only through the GENERAL ACCESS area where people can come and hang out. There will be FREE Wi-Fi in this area, arcade games, and a Sparkling Krushers Bar where limited edition Sparkling Krushers will be served. A barber station will also be set up in this area too.

Recording Booth:

#KFCSoundStudio recording booth will be setup by the social village. It will be set up as a mini studio that will give fans the opportunity to record their own track! The #KFCSoundStudio is fitted with recording equipment, including an on-screen digital guide, and a selection of backing tracks. People at Maftown Heights are more than welcome to come through and get a chance to record, upload and share their tracks on social media.

Spiced Up Competition:

Attendees on the night can let us know by tagging @KFCSA on Twitter and using the hashtag #MaftownHeights2016 which artist they would like KFC to spice up their Maftown Heights experience with. From the fans that tweet, KFC will then choose two winners along with a friend (so 4 people in total) to win artist backstage passes, a meet and greet and photo opportunity with their performing artist of choice.

CHANNEL O

Meet your favourite Channel O/VUZU personalities and stand a chance to be interviewed by V-Entertainment.  Also, look out for the VUZU Hustle Season Two audition booth and get your entry in.

YFM

YFM will be broadcasting live at Maftown Heights. Meet your favourite YFM personalities and stand a chance to be interviewed live on air.

ABSOLUT

In celebration of the acclaimed One Source Pan-African Musical Collaboration, Absolut has once again collaborated with Maftown Heights and Khuli Chana.   Look out for the Khuli Chana One Source Absolut stage moment and truly experience collaboration at its best.

VODACOM NXT LVL

Vodacom NXT LVL will host media and celebrities to an unforgettable VIP Experience. Customers who register on Vodacom NXT LVL can stand the chance to get their experience upgraded to the NXT LVL VIP (register on Vodacom NXT LVL by dialing the *111*128# to join Vodacom NXT LVL). Attendees at Maftown Heights can also expect a surprise on stage moment with one of the artist on the line-up brought to you by Vodacom NXT LVL.

POWERPLAY VIP

Those lucky to have purchased VIP tickets before they SOLD OUT will be hosted by PowerPlay VIP. Guests in this area can expect PowerPlay recommended mixers as welcome drinks, light catering, bar specials, bottle service and access to games such as: Arcade Machine, Table Tennis, Foosball and Airhockey.

PowerPlay will also bring you the New Kids On The Block, namely DJ Speedtsa’s Mayo live performance.

LIBERADO

Try this new flavoured beer with tequila flavouring, available at all bars in the venue.

Limited tickets are still available online at Computicket here: https://goo.gl/b53dij

Or from any of these stores: Shoprite, Checkers, Checkers Hyper, House & Home, U Save

Ticket pricing is as follows:

General:

  • R200 (ALMOST SOLD OUT)

Golden Circle:

  • R300 (ALMOST SOLD OUT)

Power Play VIP:

  • SOLD OUT

Follow Maftown Heights on social media for on the hour updates and join the countdown to Africa’s premium Hip Hop festival.

Connect with Maftown Heights:

Facebook: Maftown Heights (https://www.facebook.com/maftownheights)
Twitter: @MaftownHeights
Instagram: @MaftownHeights
Website: www.maftownheights.co.za

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Maftown Heights tickets are now on sale and selling FAST!

Maftown Heights

The highly in demand Maftown Heights tickets have just gone on sale with Early Bird specials to take advantage of for a limited number of tickets.

Purchase your tickets online at Computicket here: https://goo.gl/b53dij

Maftown Heights tickets can also be purchased from the below stores:

Shoprite

Checkers

Checkers Hyper

House & Home

U Save

Ticket pricing is as follows:

General:

– Early bird pre-sold (only 1500 tickets available via Computicket): R180

– Pre-sold via Computicket: R200

– At door: R250

Golden Circle:

– Early bird pre-sold (only 1000 tickets available via Computicket): R250

– Pre-sold via Computicket: R300

– At door: R350

Power Play VIP:

– Early bird pre-sold (Only 50 tickets available via Computicket): R400

– Pre-sold via Computicket: R500

– At door: R600

Maftown Heights, spiced up by KFC, brings the biggest acts in SA on one stage in a celebration of Motswako fever and all things awesome about SA hip hop.

Maftown Heights attendees can look forward to top notch performances by the hottest and most relevant hip hop talent in SA supported by world class production values!

 

Motswako Crew

Khuli Chana

Fifi Cooper

Mo Molemi

HHP

Towedee Mac

JR

Tuks

SVPA FRVSH

 

Friends of Motswako

AKA

Kwesta

Nasty C

Riky Rick

KO

A-Reece

Emtee

Da L.E.S

Kid X

Black Les

Nadia Nakai

Aewon Wolf

Gemini Major

Okmalumkoolkat

Stilo Magolide

Shane Eagle

 

New Kids On The Block

DJ Speedsta’s “Mayo” live performance

SVPA FRVSH presenting “The new wave of Motswako”

 

DJ Line-Up

Speedsta

DJ Zan D

Major League DJz

DJ Vigilante

DJ Coco

DJ Sliqe

DJ Beatmochini

With tickets being sold out in previous years, people who are planning to attend the 7th annual Maftown Heights, spiced up by KFC, are encouraged to purchase tickets early to avoid disappointment.

Connect with Maftown Heights:

Facebook: Maftown Heights (https://www.facebook.com/maftownheights)
Twitter: @MaftownHeights
Instagram: @MaftownHeights
Website: www.maftownheights.co.za

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Terry Pheto takes center stage at the London premiere of A United Kingdom

Terry Pheto

South Africa’s Leading Lady, Terry Pheto, showed us just why she is a leading lady as she stole the show and took center stage at the prestigious BFI London Film Festival where her latest international feature film, A United Kingdom, opened up the 60th annual festival this past Wednesday, 5 October 2016.

A United Kingdom depicts the true story of Seretse Khama and Terry Pheto plays the role of his sister, Naledi Khama.

Starring alongside a star studded cast with the likes of David Oyelowo (Selma), Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl), Jack Davenport (Pirates of the Caribbean), Tom Felton (Harry Potter), Arnold Oceng (Adulthood), Jack Lowden (’71) and Laura Carmichael (Downton Abbey), Terry Pheto stood out at the BFI London Film Festival being described by the UK’s Daily Mail as:

“Stunning: Terry Pheto stole the show in a vibrant patterned dress with statement puffball sleeves”

and

“Centre of attention: The screen star commanded attention in her beautiful dress as she made her way down the red carpet”

Terry Pheto

 

Terry Pheto commanded just as much attention at the recent Botswana premiere of A United Kingdom and her recent South African Of The Year nomination and BET A-List honour, as South Africa’s most influential actress, are highly appropriate.

Visit Terry Pheto’s Facebook Fan page for more pictures on her recent A United Kingdom premieres:https://www.facebook.com/TerryPheto

To vote for Terry Pheto for South African Of The Year:

Connect with Terry Pheto:

Facebook: Terry Pheto (https://www.facebook.com/TerryPheto)
Twitter: @TerryPheto
Instagram: @TerryPheto

Connect with Leading Lady Productions:

Twitter: @LeadingLadyProd
Instagram: @LeadingLadyProductions

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TRESOR receives an MTV Africa Music Awards nomination for BEST POP artist

TRESOR

The reigning winner of the coveted #BESTPOP Album at the 22nd annualSouth African Music Awards (SAMA), chart topping, award-winning South African artist, TRESOR, has received a nod from the highly respected MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) with a nomination in the category #BESTPOP artist for their upcoming awards ceremony taking place on 22 October 2016.

“I am really excited about the Best Pop nomination at the 2016 MAMAs! It’s such a massive achievement to be recognized amongst Africa’s incredible talent. Really looking forward to continuing to push myself more to represent African pop music globally” expresses TRESOR.

TRESOR is already making a mark globally with his African pop music as he receives this MAMA nomination off the back of receiving his second number #1 BEST SELLING dance song in Italy iTunes for his hit single Never Let Me Go (Spade Remix), beating the likes of Justin Bieber, Calvin Harris and Rihanna for the in demand spot.

“TRESOR has perfected the art of making African pop music with a global appeal and the world is beginning to take notice. We at Vth Season are thrilled by this MAMA Best Pop nomination as Africa is home for TRESOR and for him to gain recognition for his work in this territory is key” states Benza, Vth Season Managing Director.

TRESOR’s highly demanded VII (Repack) album is now out and can be purchased here: http://smarturl.it/VIIRepack

Listen to TRESOR’s Never Let Me Go (Spade Remix) online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zo1vNkKZycI

Connect with TRESOR Riziki:

Facebook: TRESOR Official (https://www.facebook.com/tresor.official1)
Twitter: @TRESOROfficial / @VthSeason
Instagram: @ TRESOROfficial / @VthSeason
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/tresorofficial
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TresorMusicVEVO
Web: http://www.tresorofficial.com/

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Toya Delazy launches her Rocking The City Africa tour

Toya Delazy

In an unprecedented move, multi-award winning South African artist, Toya Delazy, has released dates for her Rocking The City Africa tour which will see her tour 7 different African countries over 7 weeks with 20 show dates and a crew of 12 people.

Tickets for Toya Delazy’s Rocking The City Africa tour go on sale in a few days at Computicket. Make sure to get your hands on tickets to what is expected to be one of the hottest tours this summer! #TourDelazy

Lusaka, Zambia – 1 October 2016

Cape Town, South Africa – 8 October 2016

Zanzibar, Tanzania – 15 October 2016

Harare, Zimbabwe – 21 October 2016

Windhoek, Namibia – 22 October 2016

Gaborone, Botswana – 28 October 2016

Nairobi, Kenya – 30 October 2016

Johannesburg, South Africa – 4 November 2016

Known as a front runner and visionary within the music industry, Toya Delazy’s new endeavour under Delazy Entertainment, is just another indicator of how Toya Delazy is running her own race and carrying the South African flag high.

Hot off the heels of touring Europe over the past few months, Toya Delazy is back on her home soil and has brought her UK band down with her where she will tour with them and her existing SA crew to bring on stage the best of UK and SA which will provide a beautiful marriage of where Toya Delazy is musically in her career now.

“I’m so happy to finally share some dates of my Rocking The City Africa tour with everyone. My team and I have been working for months on this gigantic project and for it to finally materialise makes all the hard work worthwhile” expresses Toya Delazy.

Keep posted to Toya Delazy’s social media pages for more release dates of her Rocking The City Africa tour (#TourDelazy) and make sure not to miss out on her world class performances which give ode to Toya Delazy being an internationally celebrated and recognised brand.

As we all patiently wait for Toya Delazy’s Rocking The City Africa tour tickets to go on sale on Friday, make sure to watch her latest music video for single Nu High on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNckp__kx-0&feature=youtu.be

Toya Delazy’s Nu High is also available for purchase on all major digital platforms. Purchase the single on iTunes here: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id1116180103

Connect with Toya Delazy:

Facebook: Toya Delazy (https://www.facebook.com/toyadelazy)

Twitter: @ToyaDelazy

Instagram: @ToyaDelazy

Website: www.delazy.com

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTHMm3OdQgc

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Carol Tshabalala takes center stage in Rio at the 2016 Olympics

Carol Tshabalala

Award winning South African sports broadcaster and MC, Carol Tshabalala, has taken center stage in Rio at the 2016 Olympics.

Carol Tshabalala’s role at the Rio 2016 Olympics proves yet again that she truly is a global sports ambassador. It also provides another opportunity for viewers across the world to see just how versatile in sport Carol Tshabalala is.

“It’s special to be part of the team keeping Africa informed on everything that is happening with its athletes in Rio. This fourth Olympics experience has been memorable with South Africa performing the best it ever has since re admission to the Olympic family in Atlanta, 1996” shares Carol Tshabalala.

Carol Tshabalala has had the pleasure of talking about her Rio Olympic experience with celebrated Olympian Carl Lewis and actor Matthew McConaughey. From interviews along Copacabana beach, following the SA under 23 football team to Brasilia, watching Banyana Banyana’s campaign begin at the Olympic stadium, the D Tigers – Nigeria’s men’s basketball team’s gallant effort at the Carioca Arena in Barra, to interviewing our very own South African medalists, these are just a few of the highlights that Carol Tshabalala has experience in Rio thus far.

Always at the forefront of global sporting events, Carol Tshabalala reminds us why she is the undisputed First Lady of Sports.

Make sure to follow Carol Tshabalala on social media to view her Rio highlights in pictures and as she attends the women’s 800m final tomorrow where South Africa’s Caster Semenya is set to compete.

Connect with Carol Tshabalala:

Facebook: Carol SimplyCarol8 Tshabalala (https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCarol8)
Twitter: @SimplyCarol8
Instagram: @SimplyCarol8

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